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-old hadiya pendleton. 18-year-old michael ward and kenneth williams face charges of murder, attempted murder and aggravated battery. police say they open fire on hadiya and her friends in a chicago park last month just days after she performed with her school at president obama's inauguration. officials say the shooting was a tragic case of mistaken identity. >> michael ward has confessed and indicated that hadiya was not the intended target. in fact, the offenders had it all wrong. they thought the group they shot into included members of a rival gang. >> first lady michelle obama attended the teen's funeral on saturday. hadiya pendleton's parents will be among the first lady's special guests at this evening's state of the union address. president obama is expected to detail his plans for reducing gun violence. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from washington with more. as we know, it could be one of a dozen things the president brings up. >> reporter: absolutely. including immigration and a number of other things. one of the big things he'll focus on is money. particularly the $85 billion
-bye to hadiya pendleton, the teenager who was killed in a random shooting just a week after performing at the president's inauguration. nbc white house correspondent kristen welker has more. kristen? >> reporter: lester, good evening. the first lady is back at the white house tonight after traveling to her hometown to attend that funeral. it was an emotional afternoon that underscored just how fraught the battle over gun violence is in this country. ♪ in chicago, a day of mourning for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. >> your angel has become the face, and the tragic reality of this epidemic of gun violence. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama was there to comfort a community still in shock, and a mother in the grips of grief. >> no mother, no father, should ever have to experience this. >> reporter: pendleton, a majorette -- >> i'm hadiya -- >> reporter: -- performed in events surrounding the president's inauguration and was shot to death just a few days later. and while there were remembrances today -- >> on that day, the last thing i saw before they put her in the ambulance was her
. >>> and michelle obama plans to travel to chicago to attend the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. an honor a student and band majorette who participated in the inauguration festivities. hadiya was the victim of gun violence last week. fatally shot about a mile from the obama home. no arrests have been made. >> now to our big story of the day, that potentially historic blizzard bearing down on the northeast. if jim cantore shows up in your town it's bad news. jim is live in boston this morning. jim, how bad will it be? >> reporter: going to be bad. i brought a yardstick with me. we're starting with nothing. nothing on the ground pap few patches. we're ready to measure this thing. a high impact event coming from the northeast and that's why the governor said look we want you off the roads by noon. all non-essential, non-emergency personnel please be off the road by noon. we just have to think back to this blizzard that happened in 1978 almost 35 years ago to the day that crippled boston. thousands of cars out on the roads. people having to abandon their cars just to get out of the cold. they
families from the tragic newtown school shooting, the parent of hadiya pendleton, a teenager who was shot and killed in chicago last month. and gabrielle giffords in this new anti-violence gun ad. >> take it from me, congress must act. let's get this done. >> reporter: following the president, its republicans chose marco rubio to deliver earth response in both spanish and english. of course, will be the president's cabinet. a lot of the new choices will not be there like the defense -- the person up for defense secretary, chuck hagel, but chuck hagel is a step closer tonight, brian. he got through a key committee and there might be a full vote on his confirmation by as early as thursday. >> chuck todd, we'll see more of you later tonight. thanks. >>> and let's bring in the rest of our team. we're joined by three former nbc news white house correspondents here in the studio, david gregory, andrea mitchell and savannah guthrie. not an attempt to make anybody feel old. david, we will start with you. what are you looking for tonight? >> this is ultimately about the economy. economic restorati
after performing at the president's inauguration. hadiya pendleton was shot back in january when a gunman opened fire on a group of young people. the honors student and drum majorette had just returned from washington, d.c., where she performed for the nation during inauguration festivities for president obama. no arrests so far have been made in this shooting. >>> after 40 years in washington today is retirement day for leon panetta. the santa clara university alum began his political career as a california congressman. just yesterday he testified on the department of defense's response to the attack on u.s. facilities in benghazi. panetta was the director of the cia at the time osama bin laden was killed. no word on what he plans to do or if he will move back to his home on the central coast. an armed forces farewell ceremony will be held later today. >>> san jose international airport could soon become home to a brand new private airport for google executives. the $82 million project would include an executive terminal, hangars and ramp space to accommodate google's largest bu
on the screen left as you look at the picture is hadiya pendleton's mom, the 15-year-old killed by gun violence in chicago. the first lady just attended her funeral, and her name is cleo patrick cowley. she is the guest of the first lady tonight. the president making pretty good time nearing the final term. david gregory, one of the great traditions of this event no, matter who the president is, no matter what you make of it. >> the whole world is watching. not the only ones getting the sense of the state of the union. a lot of people want to know what the state of the united states is. in our business community, in governments around the world. but interesting. here the president is in the house chamber, at a time when the house is controlled by republicans and the stalwart opponents of what the speaker calls a unapologetically liber liber liber liberal agenda. a lot of focus on the house and senate. we were talking about the let congress do its job and stay out of our hair and see what we can do with the president. it's a picture of dysfunction, even if there is a lot of ceremonial handshake
to chicago to attend the funeral of hadiya pendleton, the teen that performed at president obama's inauguration and shot to death several days later. erica. >> kristin welker at the white house, thank you. once again, here is lester. >>> an amazing feat of airmanship and an incredible determination of grit. chances are, you haven't heard about it. 14 months, on a flight from newark to warsaw, carrying many american passengers, an airline pilot faced potential disaster. the plane's wheels were stuck. he saved everyone on board and he is being hailed as the polish sully. in the skies over warsaw, locked polish airlines flight 16 was seconds away from attempting an emergency landing like no other. captain tad brona had spent the last hour and 15 minutes trying to lower its landing gear. all its wheels and braking system, to no avail. he had no choice but to belly flop the plane with its engines acting like the rudders on a sled, to a concrete runway. in the final moments, the passengers were ready for the worst. like the other passengers, greg cohen had his head between his legs. >>
control, invoking the memory of gun victims like hadiya pendleton, a 15-year-old girl who performed at the president's inauguration and one week later was shot and killed in chicago. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are here tonight, along with two dozen families whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of tucson and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> not your typical ending there to a state of the union. republican response given by florida senator marco rubio gave the impression about how hard it's going to be to pass. combative speech, filled with a personal story, but somewhat combative. >> and both sides laying claim to being advocates for the middle class. substance aside, there is a moment in rubio's speech where he reaches for a swig of water. >> it was a jarring moment. we were taken aback, watching. but it was somewhat jarring. he, himself, sort of made fun of mo
in connection with the murder of teen hadiya pendleton just days after michelle obama attended her funeral. >>> a new government study finds that 25% of consumers have an error in their credit report. the federal trade commission found that these errors could lead to people paying more for mortgages, car loans, and other financial services. >>> a soldier who repeatedly plunged back into the worst battles in the war in afghanistan received the medal of honor from president obama. while clinton romeshea choked back tears, his 2-year-old son romped around the white house. >>> res dments montana were treated to a terrifying prank on monday when hackers broke into the emergency alert stem and this is what unsuspecting viewers heard. >> civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living. follow the messages on screen that will be updated as information becomes available. do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are considered extremely dangerous. >> well, the network is investigating the hack and deni
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